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captioning sponsored by cbs >> i don't think government can solve all our problems but government's not the source of our problems, either. >> i have a plan. i have five steps that will get this economy going. >> i'm not fighting to create democratic jobs or republican jobs, i'm trying to create american jobs. >> i will not raise taxes on middle-income americans. >> the debates will matter to some undecided voters. >> the debates could decide the election for either one of us. >> from denver, colorado, here is scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. we're about to see the one thing we haven't seen in this long campaign for the presidency-- the candidates side by side. it's the first of three debates between the democratic incumbent-- 51-year-old barack obama-- and his republican challenger, 65-year-old mitt romney. it comes 34 days before the election-- though early voting is already under way in many states. the focus tonight is domestic issues, including the economy, still struggling to recover from the great recession. polls show the race is very close nationally, but in swing s
, health care and role of government in american's lives. >> the federal government has the capacity to help open up opportunity and create ladders of opportunity and create frame works where the american people can succeed. >> what we're seeing right now in my view a trickle down government approach which has government thinking it can do a better job than free people pursuing their dreams and it's not working. >> border violence, tensions ratchet up in the middle east as turkey and syria exchange fire in deadly clashes along their shared border. >> season for the ages. miguel cabrera, baseball's first triple crown winner in 45 years. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, october 4, good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. today both president obama and mitt romney return to the campaign trail following last night's debate in denver. as expected the economy dominated their first one on one showdown. romney came out swinging as the candidates argued tax policy, budget deficit and health care and looks like the aggressive approach may have paid off for the republic
national security, chinese espionage, and huawei's murky connections to the chinese government. huawei's world headquarters is located on this sprawling google-esque campus in shenzhen, not far from hong kong. china's first international conglomerate is a private company, ostensibly owned by its 140,000 employees, but exactly how that works and other details of corporate governance are closely held secrets. what we do know is that huawei is now the world leader in designing and building fourth- generation communication networks, known as 4-g, the latest technology for moving high volumes of phone calls, data, and high definition video. its innovative low-cost systems have already captured markets in africa, latin american and europe. now, with huawei eyeing potential customers in the u.s., congressional leaders and the national security establishment are doing everything they can to prevent it from happening. do we trust the chinese? >> mike rogers: if i were an american company today-- and i'll tell you this as the chairman of the house permanent select committee on intelligence-- and
health care. the final two segments will cover the role of government and governing. with mitt romney and president obama in the final hours of preparing and holding mock debates it's up to the running mates to connect with the voters on the kpaun trail. >> together we'll win north carolina. >> reporter: vice presidented bien said something on tuesday the romney campaign agreed with. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: paul ryan said the middle class has been buried. >> they are being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> reporter: the obama campaign said ryan took mr. biden's words out of context. the president will have the first word tonight, mitt romney will have the last. >> susan, thank you. this is where you can watch tonight's debate. our coverage begins at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on cbs. meanwhile off the campaign trail conservative blogs were budsing about fox news recent airing about a 2007 speech by a then senator obama before a black audience. he expressed suspicion the fe
those visions. i saw the president's vision as trickle-down government. and i don't think that's what america believes in. >> reporter: romney used the trickle-down government phrase for the first time in the debate, saying the president believed in more government, big spending, and higher taxes calling his policies a failure. >> under the president's policies, middle-income americans have been buried. they're-- they're just being crushed. middle-income americans have seen their income come down by $4,300. this is a-- this is a tax in and of itself. i'll call it the economy tax. it's been crushing. >> reporter: campaign aides say he will continue to hit obama hard on the economy and jobs. and will offer more specifics which they've been promising for some time. he is also ramping up spending on television after being outspent by the president more than two to one in swing states ask this morning released a new ad reinforcing his message in the debate. >> who will raise taxes on the middle class? according to an independent, nonpartisan study, barack obama and the liberals will raise
, those people then start paying taxes, so it doesn't actually cut revenues to the government. but there are cut in the tax rates that individuals pay. i'm not sure how to count whether that is or is not a tax cut. >> reporter: okay. so bottom line, $5 trillion, not $5 trillion or there is no bottom line? >> the romney-ryan plan has never specified exactly the loop holes they will close or how the math holds up, but they say it is not a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: all right. so as gary nurenberg says earlier, we're still waiting for the details. we'll get back to you in a minute. now back to anita in the studio. >> all right. we'll be hearing from you again through the night. we want to hear from both parties as well on this. okay. what about the tax cut issue. that big, not that big. it was clearly a point of contention. >> president kennedy cut tax rates, more revenue to the government, fact. president reagan cut tax rates, more money to the federal treasury. fact. that's the point you just heard. that's mitt romney's point. >> the problem, though, is independent tax a
so. >> when i first got here, it was always about the federal government and contractors made this place recession proof until we heard the word sequestration. and that's going to take a big hit on this area. what's the latest? >> well, this is a ticking time bomb. we had this massive federal budget package, spending cuts possibly looming. if they trigger because congress hasn't done something, we could lose a lot of jobs in the washington area. washington defense contractors, they would be considered ground zero here. the latest is the white house is again asking defense contractors to stop warning their workers about potential layoffs, so much so now the office of management and budget says the government will cover the legal costs for any contractors that might face lawsuits if they lay off workers without giving them a warning. basically the administration is asking the companies to ignore their liability, the workers potential liability with investors who invest in these companies, they say it's too speck live. republicans say it's playing politics in battleground states
. so it doesn't actually cut revenues to the government. but there are cuts in the tax rate that individuals pay. i'm not sure how to count whether that is or is not a tax cut. >> reporter: bottom line, $5 trillion not $5 trillion or there is no bottom line? >> the romney-ryan plan has never specified exactly what the loopholes they will close or how the math adds up, but they say it is not a $5 trillion tax cut because it has these other residual benefits. >> well, that cleared that up, didn't it? both candidates are working hard, though, to win the support of young voters. >> last night students at the university of maryland in college park watched the debate and then offered their opinions of the candidates in a high- tech way. matt jablow has more. >> reporter: for professor philip resnick, the first general election debate of 2012 marked the call nation of one -- culmination of one full year of hard work. >> i'm looking forward to seeing the technology in action on this scale. >> reporter: a computer scientist at the university of maryland, he developed the software pro
.u. mark, thanks very much. spain is among europe's largest economies, but the government has borrowed so much money that it's been forced into huge spending cuts and layoffs to try to repay what it owes. one of the people working to rescue europe is christine lagarde. she's the head of the international monetary fund and one of the most powerful people in the world in finance. the i.m.f. is essentially a massive bank that helps countries manage debt and international trade. at her headquarters in washington, we asked lagarde about the spaniards like the ones you just met. >> i feel very bad and very sorry for the people, because i know how hard it is and i know how difficult it is for people who lose their job, for families who find it difficult to make ends meet. but equally i know that it's necessary. and it's a process through which countries have to go in order to restore their situation and be able to grow again and create jobs again. >> pelley: how long do you imagine the troubles in europe will go on? >> it has been going on for a long time. a lot has been done. you know, the euro
that leveled buildings and trapped many people under the rubble. the government blamed terrorists for the bombings. >>> ten years ago the entire washington, d.c. region spent three weeks living in fear. that time would be known as the sniper shootings. the first deadly shooting took place on the night of october 2, 2002. a man was shot in the parking lot of a shoppers food warehouse in wheaton, maryland. at first it was investigated as a single random shooting until the next morning when four people were shot to death. the snipers would kill ten people in all and injure three others. officers eventually arrested john allen muhammad and lee boyd malvo. both were found guilty. malvo was sentenced to life in prison. muhammad was sentenced to death and he was executed in 2009. >>> a new e-mail scam makes you believe that you're getting a message from the f.b.i., but it's really trying to steal your money. one man got a message on his computer saying the f.b.i. had blocked his computer claiming he had done something illegal online. he says he got suspicious when the message he had to m
, the government cut through the red tape to provide aide. >> you are part of the american family. >> conservative commentators say the president's speech was racially charged and devicive. it did not cause controversy when it was covered five years ago and the senior adviser to mitt romney's campaign was asked whether it is relevant to the current election. >> voters have to make that up. they have to look at that video and make up their mind on that individually. >> the white house has not commented about the video, but a senior obama campaign adviser talked about it this morning. >> if the republicans want to defend the bush administration's response, i'm sure the president would give him time during the debate to do that. >> an attempt to change the subject from romney's comments made in a video that surfaced last month. he said 47% of americans are dependent on the government. tara for cbs news, the white house. >> now we should note that the romney campaign says it had nothing to do with the release of that video tape. or the rerelease of the video tape of that speech
more jobs. those people then start paying taxes. so it doesn't actually cut revenues to the government. but there are cuts in the tax rate that individuals pay. i'm not sure how to count whether that is or is not a tax cut. >> reporter: okay. bottom line, $5 trillion not $5 trillion or there is no bottom line? >> the romney-ryan plan has never specified exactly what the loopholes they will close or how the math adds up, but they say it is not a $5 trillion tax cut because it has these other residual benefits. >> we have more fact checks on our website wusa9.com. and you can hear more from the candidates themselves. >>> in other news, the campaign of john delaney says that he made a mistake by not voting in two elections in the last six years. delaney is a democrat. he's running for congress in maryland. his campaign admits that he did not vote in the 2006 general election or the 2010 democratic primary. he is running against incumbent republican rosco bartlet. this campaign raises questions whether delaney is trustworthy, according to the republicans. >>> clues raised about the disappe
him. >> not in 1972 when he was up senator george mcgovern challenged him to a debate. historian ken hughes from the university of virginia found these tapes of president nixon. in this never before heard recording nixon cites national security concerns as a reason for not debating. >> it wouldn't serve the interests of the country particularly at this time when very important negotiations are taking place involving matters of very great importance to the nation and which cannot be discussed, cannot and should not be discussed in a debate forum. >> reporter: at the time the vietnam war was at issue. and the president gives instructions for a statement from his campaign denying mcgovern's debate request. >> what should we say? that the president that no incumbent president should debate his opponent. >> that's right. >> the differences between these two are so great. >> reporter: richard nixon can't resist saying if there were a debate he would win. >> nixon was a champion debater as far as he was concerned and completely destroy george mcgovern i think if given a chance. >> of course
continues, there have been rumors and sightings for years, but now proof the u.s. government may have been testing flying saucers in the skies after all. >>> then a little bit later, find out why some people are dressed up like pandas. isn't that cute? >>> felix baumgardner plans to free fall from 23 miles over new mexico tomorrow. the 43-year-old was hoping to help nasa figure outweighs for astronauts to survive a high altitude disaster. >>> another pro jeblght rumored to have taken to the skies over roswell, new mexico may have actually been reality. the u.s. government is releasing drawings, and schematics of the flying saucer it tried to build back in the 1950s. those documents show that the united states air force worked with a canadian company to create what it called a supersonic craft, shaped like a disk. project 1794 was eventually dropped in 1960, after the saucers built proved hard to fly at high all the tuesday. >>> first -- altitudes. >>> first the ruby slippers, and now dorothy's dress is on the move. the outfit judy garland wore in the wizard of oz is being auctioned off. i
industrial supplier. he wants smaller government and is voting for mitt romney. >> i think that is the central question in this election. what is the size, the role, and the scope of government and what is its cost? >> both candidates will be looking for more supporters in this state right up to election day. susan, cbs news, columbus, ohio. >> but don't worry, soon enough the candidates will be back in virginia as well. >>> there's a new report that says pro and antigambling forces are spent more money on their ad campaign that was spent on the entire maryland governor's race. voters will go to the polls in november to decide whether or not they want to expand gambling in the free state. the baltimore sun reports, more than $35 million has been spent so far on that issue alone and that is more money in the total outlay of the martin o'malley, robert ehrlich campaigns in 2006. penn national is fighting a proposal to develop a casino at prince georges county. >>> more problems tonight for the former d.c. council chair, kwame brown. kwame, or should i say, mr. brown has bee
this morning. the government releases its september unemployment report. experts see that jobless rate rising from the current 8.1%. >> we'll be talking about that a little later. susan mcginnis in washington. thank you so much. word this morning that a rare but deadly meningitis outbreak has the potential to get bigger. it's possible thousands of people are at risk. so far at least 35 people in six states have contracted the fungal meningitis. five have died. the shots behind the disease were shipped to 23 states. it's unclear how many people received injections. in tennessee 1,000 people received the tainted shots. >> honest to goodness, i became more and more frightened. >> reporter: on monday sue learned she might have been infected by the fung just in the steroids given for back pain. >> what symptoms are you told to look out for. >> headaches, neck pain. vomiting. dizziness. a lot of flu-like symptoms. >> those could be -- >> could be anything. >> reporter: she was one more of 700 patients who received injections at clinics affiliated with saint thomas hospital in nashville. >> i don't
said it's not declaring war on its neighbor. the government can now send troops or war planes across the border to attack syrian targets if turkey feels threatened. the turkish military fired for a second straight day. a rocket launched from syria hit a turkish town killing two women and three children. residents say they feel the war next door has spilled over. he says we are scared to death of when another bomb will strike. syria has apologized for the incident and claims it was an accident. europe and the u.s. both military allies of turkey condemned the border shelling. >> i once again urge the syrian authorities to end the violence and fully respect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of all neighboring countries. >> reporter: anti-war protestors clashed in the turkish capital. demonstrators marched to parliament they chanted "we don't want war." syria assured world leaders there won't be another border incident. monica villamizar, cbs news. >> rebel groups have been using turkish territory as a base to take down government troops. >>> d.c. police are investigating allegat
. but that night it turned into a trap. government sources say stevens' personal security guard managed to climb out a window, perhaps this one where the bars were removed. the question is why stevens, left behind in the dark and the smoke, didn't follow. his body was pulled from that same window by a crowd hours later. the september 11 attack wasn't the first on the u.s. consulate. it had been bombed in june. on september 8, jamal busha'la, a commander of one of benghazi's most powerful militias, met with three americans-- one from the u.s. embassy-- to warn them about deteriorating security. >> ( translated ): benghazi's not safe. >> reporter: you told that to the americans? >> yeah, i tried to. >> pelley: liz palmer joins us from benghazi. liz, that rebel commander had pretty specific warnings. is there any indication the state department took them to heart? >> reporter: he said that his impression was -- his advice was sort of shrugged off. but that meeting, i should add, was called with the commanders to discuss the possibility of american private investment returning to benghazi, that they
resurfaced. >> senator obama accuses the government of short changing victims of hurricane katrina. >> meanwhile republicans say joe biden just gave some great new material. >> how they can justify raises taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> i'm sorry which candidate is he campaigning for? i'm confused. >> secretary clinton said she put together a commission to investigate the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> the pentagon put together a package to capture the terrorists that did this. >> american airlines plans to check 11 more planes for loose seat problems. the airlines blames improperly installed clamps that allowed seats dome loose. >> she was hit by a car, got stuck in its grill and managed to survive. >> the luckiest dog i've met. >> the back of a manatee. >> looking for the woman who did it. >> leave manatees alone. >> adam greenberg hit in the head by a pitch. the first and only pitch he ever saw until tonight. knee strikes out. >> all that -- >> even if you don't care about the election. >> i know. show you my boobs. >> mr. presi
, that a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more, if you will trickle down government would work. that's not the right answer for america. >> reporter: jobs was the dominant issue. the comment that lit up twitter more than anything else was a comment by mitt romney how he would cut spending to pbs. the debate was hosted by pbs' jim lehrer. >> i'm sorry, jim. i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs, big bird and i like you, too, but i'm not going to keep spending things and borrow money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: after the comment was made, there were 17,000 tweets per minute for the words "big bird ,," 10,000 for pbs. this debate really dominated twitter more so than either of the conventions. it was really pretty incredible. i'll have more on that and more from what the candidates had to say about medicare, taxes coming up at 5:30. back to you. >> really interesting. fall pledge drives have started at your local public tv and radio. >> big bird will have to take a pay cut. >>> we had a couple of former local politicians w
september from 8.1% the previous month. yesterday, the government said 367,000 americans applied for first time unemployment benefits last week. that's up slightly from the previous week. but still fewer than wall street was expecting. and it turned out to be is really good day on wall street. checking the numbers -- >>> investors will be sharing shares of zynga today. the maker of farmville and other games saw the shares plunge 19% after the bell. that's after the company cut the profit outlook for the year. they are citing weakness in the flagship ville games like farm vim. >>> are we facebook friends? if so we're part of a billion member large community. that's right the world's largest social network said yesterday it now has more than one billion users. facebook now has its sites on breaking into china. the chinese government currently blocks facebook from its citizens. we're friends mike. >> we are friends. a lot of us are friends. and thank you for being our friend. >>> 40 years later the charles manson murders they're back in the news. we'll tell you why coming up. >> plus, federal
york. >> so, charlie, i think there's a legitimate argument about whether the federal government should be funding pbs but in terms of the effect it would have on the deficit, it's sort of silly. here's the math. this is how much the corp ration for public broadcasting is part of our budget. two third of our budget is entitlement. the debate should be how do we pare back entitlement spending or cut larger government spending in terms of adding to the deficit. that's just my point this morning. >> well as you know i have a program on pbs but we don't get any money from pbs to create that programming, it comes from underwriters and foundations. it's one square mile with a lot of money. this morning we'll visit monaco the play ground of the rich, sun, and no income tax. you're watching cbs "this morning". two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. and every day since, we've worked hard to keep it. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help people and businesses who were affected, and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to
hours after the assault began. government sources point out lieutenant colonel wood was stationed in tripoli, he wasn't part of the assessment of security in benghazi. >> pelley: is the state department arguing, margaret that security was adequate in benghazi? >> well, they haven't finished their review. what we know is there were five diplomatic security agents present on the compound in benghazi on the night of the attack. three of them survived but they were injured. it still isn't clear how or why they became separated from the ambassador. and the state department is likely to be asked whether the u.s. should have stationed american personnel inside libya, a country in which the government doesn't have control of its own security. >> pelley: margaret, thank you. today mitt romney found himself in an unfamiliar place-- the lead. have a look. in a pew research center poll last month romney trailed president obama by eight points, 51% to 43%. but a pew poll taken after the presidential debate last week shows him ahead now by four points, 49% to 45%. that's outside the margin of e
to a senior turkish government official earlier who said the firing has now stopped and that all of the targets was syrian military facilities. secretary of state hillary clinton has called this a very dangerous situation. the fear is it could escalate into a military conflict between turkey and syria. that would be massively destabilizing for the middle east and could even draw in the u.s. because turkey is a nato ally. however, this morning we heard from a senior adviser to the turkey engineer prime minister end he calmed some of those fears by saying turkey has no intention of going to war with syria but capable of defending its borders and will retaliate when necessary. >> clarissa ward is with us and been reporting on the upridesing in syria for more than a war. good to have you here. so what is the reaction on the part of the syrian free army and the people who are supporting the rebellion against the government to the fact that they have not been getting the kind of assistance they hoped for or expected. >> there's a sense of not just of disappointment but of real bitterne
over the place. if you've got a tip about health risks, government waste, or corruption, e-mail russ at tips at wusa9.com. >> hey, she stepped on that roach, it's gone. i don't see what the problem. >> it's gone. >>> just a few weeks after crews had finished that multimillion dollar renovation at the reflecting pool they've had to drain it again. seems there's been an algae takeover. workers spent the whole day hosing off and scrubbing down. the park service says it is frustrating having to drain the pool so soon. however, they do have this new filtration system in place. it will now take three days to pill the pool back up again. >> i used to have an aquarium, and algae used to be a huge problem. it would take hours to clean. >> are you equating your aquarium with the reflecting pool? >> i'm saying there are some chemicals you can put in that. >> i never knew what the payback was. >> it's peaceful, man. >> a lot of work there. >> it is a lot of work. 81 today, a touch of sawmplt touch of summer tomorrow, then you won't believe what i've done to sunday. let's start with a live look o
.c. cop is suing two prince georges county cops and the county government. the lawsuit stems from the arrest of the officer, richard meritt, last saturday. the arresting officers used excessive force and committed civil rights violations. assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent, false impressment and false arrest. the head of the chapter of the naacp says there's a pattern of improper police behavior in the county. >> this year has been an increase in a number of cases where citizens are being handcuffed and brutalized or used in their arrest. >> the lawsuit seeks $3 million. derek. >> lesli, they want your vote, but will they say anything to get it? here at u.s.a. today, they are separating spin from truth during tonight's presidential debate. we'll be here all night long. >>> don't count on using a big portion of the gw parkway this weekend. the national park service says the northbound lanes will be closed between south run and chain bridge. work to stabilize rocks along the roadway will start around 7:15 friday night. but those lanes should
the district government the power to spend local tax dollars without approval from congress. the council plans to vote on this by december. then it would go before d.c. voters next spring. congress or the president could still crush it. the council is behind the effort. d.c.'s delete opposes it. she says she will keep pushing to secure budget atonmy through a bill in congress. >>> you get paid a half million dollars just for being smart. there's a bit more to it than that. but coming up, we'll speak with a local writer who is a fellow. they call him geniuses. i'll do my best to keep up. >> you do that. still to come in this half hour, a senator's legend weighs in on watching the nationals head to the playoffs. topper. >> we have some clouds. right now, nothing on radar near us, however, we'll show you radar down to the south. different story. we'll tell you where those showers are headed. if they're headed for the ball park and what lies in store for our morning commute tomorrow. >> one airline takes those baggage fees to an even higher level. too many americans are struggling to find work
government that the president proposes, it is one where he will raise taxes on small business, which will kill jobs. i want to keep the taxes down on small business so we can create jobs. >> reporter: an instant cbs news poll on the uncommitted voters showed romney won the first debate by a margin of 2- 1. speaking on thursday he continues to draw contrast with the president. >> we don't measure compassion by how many people we can put on food stamps. but we measure it by how many people you can get a good job to get off of food stamps. >> reporter: president obama came out swinging thursday, something critics say he should have done at the debates. >> the presidented told a crowd of supporters in denver a different challenger showed up wednesday night. >> the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year. promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that will pay for the wealthy. he said he didn't know anything about that. >> reporter: and the president slammed romney for saying he would cut funding to pbs. >> we didn't know that big bird was driving the federal defici
government should not do business with huawei. the report warns of potential of cyber attacks from huawei and zte. both deny they are security threats. the action sequel took in $51 million. the movie," hotel transylvania" was second and "pitch perfect" came in third. >> extreme sky diver. a daredevil hopes to make history when he takes a big leap 23 miles above earth. this is the morning news. [ male announcer ] we put a week's worth of bad odors in a home. some aerosols may just mix with them. can febreze remove them? [ moderator ] describe the smell. it's very pleasant. some kind of flower maybe? ♪ awww, oh yuck! [ male announcer ] febreze air effects doesn't mix, it actually removes odors so you can breathe happy. you'd think i want to stay away from it at night. truth is, i like to stay connected with friends. but all that screen time can really dry me out. so i use visine. aah. it revives me, so i can get poked, winked, and -- ooh -- party all night long. only visine has hydroblend -- a unique blend of three moisturizers that soothe, restore, and protect to keep me comfortable for
introduced what would be a landmark amendment to the city's charter. it would grant the district government the power to spend local tax dollars without congressional approval. the council plans to vote on this by december. then it would go before d.c. voters next spring. if passed, congress or the president could still squash it while the entire council signed on to the deal, d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton opposes it. she says she'll keep pushing congress to pass a budget economy bill. >>> five minutes after 5:00. time for the latest your money report. >> jessica doyle is here with today's headlines. good morning. >> good morning. this is the biggest part of the economy where the white collar jobs are created. dat institute for supply management -- today the stews for supply management releases its index for september. that could provide a hint about friday's big monthly reports that everybody is watching. wall street had a mixed finish yesterday. checking the numbers. the dow stands this morning at 13,482. the nasdaq down by six points and the s&p 500 was up by about a point. ifif ou
. that means small business. >> phillip is ceo of a local industrial supplier. he wants smaller government and is voting for mitt romney. >> i think that is the central question in this election. what is the size, the role, and the scope of government and what is its cost? >> both candidates will be locking for more supporters right up to election day. susan, cbs news, columbus, ohio. >> and by the way, ohio voters have accurately picked the winning presidential candidate in the last 12 elections. derek. >>> coming up, sky dive aboarded. find out why an extreme athlete cancels that effort and he does it at the last second. >>> we are tracking another cold front. we'll tell you what that means for your morning commute and the nats game tomorrow afternoon. >>> and i'm scott broom live in montgomery county. investigating the tragic death of a mentally ill man after he was hit by police pepper spray and why neighbors are asking questions about the group home where he lived. >>> that man who died after being pepper sprayed by police in montgomery county yesterday, turns out he was a mentally
journalist austin tice hasn't been heard from since august 13th. the u.s. government investigation has gone cold, until a disturbing video clip appeared monday on the facebook page of supporters of syrian president bashar al assad. it had been posted on youtube six days ago. a word of warning. some viewers may find the following video upsetting. the shaky 46-second-long video shows austin tice as he's being led away. blindfolded and in broken a arabic, he recites portions of a prayer and then shows signs of distress. >> oh, jesus. >> reporter: the disturbing video was not released on any known extremistwebsites. the u.s. state department can't verify whether the man in the video is austin tice, but friends say the man featured is the 41-year-old former marine. they say the video may be staged, saying the clothing is native to afghanistan, not syria. >> it's almost as if someone watched tapings of men and fighters in afghanistan and tried to mimic their behavior, but did so in a very poor manner. >> reporter: before he vanished outside damascus, he had been reporting on the escalating violen
. he's been in a british jail since 2004. he's been charged by the u.s. government in a series of plots, one thing he's accused of conspiring to kidnap american tourists in 1998 and setting up an al qaeda training camp in oregon in 1999. he started with aiding taliban and al qaeda efforts in afghanistan. >> how come it has taken so long to bring masri to the united states? >> reporter: this has been a long fight. he's been fighting extradition since his m dictment because he knows frankly he faces a life sentence here in the u.s. one of his alleged co-conspirators has already been convicted and he's sentenced to life in prison. masri is an interesting character. he lost both hands and one eye fighting the soviets in afghanistan and he says he suffers a number of physical ailments. he lists diabetes and depression among them. his supporters argued if masri came to the u.s. he would be subject to human rights violations in prison. so they used those arguments to drag these things out. >> who were the other suspects that were brought back? >> reporter: two of them are terrorism financiers.
here are women. >> concerned about the government's role in social issues. >> it doesn't have a role in making decisions for women. it doesn't have a role in deciding who can marry. it doesn't have a role in these issues that really government should not be concerned about. >> thompson says the national debt that is being left to her daughter is also a women's issue. >> even if you don't support abortion itself, that's not an indicator of whether or not you support women issues. there's a lot more to that. >> thompson both plan to closely watch wednesday night's debate. the romney campaign holds a phone bank for women each week and the obama campaign holds parties and meetings targeting women. in denver, colorado, danielle nottingham, anita, back to you. >> okay, danielle, thank you. this first debate is focused on domestic issues. mitt romney and president obama will spend the first half tackling the economy. the second half addressing healthcare. another national concern. channel 9 is your go-to station for tomorrow night's debate. 9news is teaming up with u.s.a. today to fact
to a fund-raiser 47% of the people in the country are dependent on government, believe that they're victims and will never vote for him. on the fox news channel last night, mr. romney said he was "completely wrong." he went on to say his life has shown he cares about 100% and that, as the president, he will be about helping the 100%. that debate this week between the candidates drew more than 67 million viewers. that's 28% more than watched the first presidential debate four years ago. for more than three weeks since the terror attack on the u.s. consulate in libya there have been questions about security for u.s. diplomats in the weeks and the months leading up to that attack. sharyl attkisson learned today that a former top security official for the embassy in libya has been called to testify before congress next week. sharyl's in washington tonight. sharyl? >> reporter: a subpoena was issued for the official who is a national guard army green beret who headed up a special forces security team in libya he says his military group and a six member state department elite force called a mobil
that claim to treat a disease-- and that's illegal. for example, the government says this label for a product coaining vitamins and a compound called dim complex is legal because it claims to boost the immune system and support overall health but it does not say it treats a specific disease. this label for a product containing algae and an herb called heal-all is illegal because it claims to treat diseases including herpes and the flu. melissa haffner was the lead analyst. >> this report raises questions about the extent to which these claims are truthful and not misleading. because f.d.a. doesn't have the ability to look at the substantiation behind the claims, there's really no way for them or consumers to know whether or not the claims are truthful. >> reporter: the f.d.a. has only limited power to regulate supplements because federal law classifies them as food not drugs. products are required to be safe but the f.d.a. only monitors them after they're on the market. when it comes to proof, supplement makers are only required to say research has been done, they are not required to show it
mohammad and lee boyd value -- malvo. >>> a charter would grant the district government power to spend local tax dollars without getting approval if it goes through. the council plans to vote on it by december. then it would go to d.c. voters in the spring. if it's approved, the congress, though, or the president could still kill it. the entire council is behind the effort but d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton opposes it. she says she will keep pushing to secure budget autonomy through a bill in congress instead. >>> here's a look at some other things making news now. officials believe several gunmen took part in an attack which killed a border agent along the u.s.-mexico border. nicholas ivy was killed in the attack and a second agent injured. this is the first time an agent has been killed in the line of duty since a firefight two years ago which exposed operation fast and furious. that was a botched a.t.f. gun smuggling operation. >>> the former penn state graduate assistant who testified that he saw jerry sandusky showering with a boy back in 2001 is now suffering the university.
. >> romney said he would work to stablize the new government in libya and egypt and help to arm syrian rebels trying to overthrow the regime. >> as long as i am commander-in- chief we will sustain the strongest military the world has ever known. >> neither of the presidential candidates or their running mates served in the military. this is the first election in which that's happened in some 80 years. >>> in richmond tonight, a debate between republican george allen and democrat tim kane, both hoping to become georgia's junior senator. they took shots at each other's past performance as governor but when it comes to washington, they agree on one thing, they can fix what's wrong with congress. >> frankly we have a ball and chain, and that's congress. congress is holding us back. what we need to do is change congress, especially in two ways. we need people who are more fiscally responsible and more people who know frankly the basics about how to work together. >> if i have the honor of being your senator, i'm going to give all my energies working with people in both parties to create jobs and g
are upset over the strict austerity measures the government has put in place in order to secure a bailout. the biggest contributor to the greek rescue fund is germany. on monday, merkel said she will remind greece of europe's expectations towards economic reforms. >>> markets in asia had a mixed day. tokyo's nikkei lost 1% while hong kong's hang seng gained half a percent. >>> earnings season gets under way on wall street today. forecasts show cporate earnings will be weak and that led to a down day for investors. the dow slipped 26 points while the nasdaq was down 23. >>> gas prices in california hit another all-time high on monday. the average price for a gallon of regular reached $4.67. analysts say the spike in prices is driven by disruptions at two refineries. drivers could see prices start to drop now that california's governor has ordered the early release of winter blend fuel. >>> general motors is planning to hire up to 10,000 new workers here in the u.s. gm will be looking for software programmers to develop applications and devices to put into its vehicles. the car maker will o
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government that the president proposes is one where he will raise taxes on small business, which will kill jobs. i instead want to keep taxes down on small businesses to create jobs. >> an instant cbs news poll of the uncommittedded voters showed that he won the first debate by a margin of 2-1. speaking on thursday, he continues to draw contrast with the president. >> we don't measure compassion on how many people to put on food stamp and how many you can get a good job to get off the food stamps. >> reporter: president obama came out swinging on thursday, something that critics say he should have done at the debate. >> the president told the crowd of supporters in denver that a different challenger showed up on wednesday night. >> the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year. seeing $5,000 in tax cuts. and they said that he didn't know anything about that. >> and the president slammed romney for saying that he would cut funding. >> we didn't know that big bird was driving the federal deficit. >> president obama and mitt romney will meet again in less than two
the state voter i.d. law tuesday. it requires people show a government issued photo identification in order to vote. >>> a great year for the nats. two runs last night. adam la roche hit his 33rd home run of the year. nats topped the phillies 4-2. with a win today d.c. can secure the best record in baseball. >>> our time is 6:54. and time now to get the answer to our question of the morning. in the last year, four out of ten american adults say they've gone a week without using which of these things, is it a, a vehicle, b, cash, or c, the tv if. >> the answer is b, cash. that's what we thought. >> absolutely. and all of our viewers who checked in, most of them thought it was. we have one more check of traffic and weather right here next on 9news now. don't go away. >>> one more thing before we go. it's not really bring your pet to work today but andrea decided to do it and we're thrilled. >> he's so cute. >> critters for the cure calendar, jc hayward and her two doggies are on the cover of the calendar as a breast cancer survivor. anita brikman and i are also on the calendar. she's septembe
: mitt romney now says he was wrong when he said 47% of americans feel entitled to government handouts and don't take responsibility for their lives. he previously called his comment inelegant but defended it. however, last night, romney told fox news -- >> reporter: romney's solid debate performance gave him a new spark on the campaign trail. before an estimated 10,000 people in virginia, he kept up his attacks on the president. >> what you didn't hear last night from the president is why it is the next four years are going to possibly be better than the last four years. >> reporter: the obama campaign admits it needs a change in strategy for the next two debates. president obama held back from attacking romney during the debate but that changed when he returned to the campaign trail. >> i almost got to watch out. >> reporter: the president attacked romney's plan to cut subsidies to pbs and he said romney's positions were so different from what he said in the past he didn't even recognize who he was debating. >> whoever it was on stage last night doesn't want to be held accountable fo
is here basically to talk to the greek government about what it's doing to try to reduce its debt, to pave the way for yet another set of international money, the next installment of $16 billion or so, which greece need to keep from going bankrupt, is due next month. merkel is in support for the measures that have taken place here, measures that have made a lot of people very angry. so quiet here so far. not quiet, but peaceful here so far, but it's going to be an eventful day. >>> time now to show you some of this morning it's headlines from around the globe. "the washington post" reports on a new poll showing 20% of americans have no religious affiliation. the pew research center says that number was just 8% in 1990. and for the first time, fewer than half of americans identify themselves as protestants. >>> north korea says it can hit the united states mainland with a missile. accoing to britain's "guardian." it's unclear if that claim is accurate. of course, highly doubtful. the announcement follows a missile deal between the u.s. and south korea. north korea claims that a conspiracy t
. >> governor romney said he would work to stabilize the new governments in libya and egypt and help armed syrian rebels trying to overthrow the assad regime. voters favor president obama when it comes to foreign policy. >> we'll sustain the strongest military the world has ever known. >> neither of the presidential candidates nor their running mates served in the military. this is the first election where that's happened in 80 years. >>> 6:36 now. republican george allen and democrat tim kaine squared off in a debate last night. both men hoping to become virginia's next junior senator. throughout the debate, they each took shots at the other's past performance as governor. when it came to washington, they agreed on one thing. each believe they can fix what's wrong with congress. >> frankly we have a ball and chain and that's congress. congress is holds us back. what we need to do is change congress, especially in two ways. we need people who are more fiscally responsible and we need more people who know frankly the basics about how to work together. >> if i have the honor of being your se
'm investigative reporter, 9news. >>> if you have a tip about health risk, government waste, or corruption, e-mail russ, tips@wus a9.com. >>> now that story has pretty much demolished my dinner plans, topper, tell me something good about the weather. >> it's the diet, you know, it works. we were 17 degrees below average today. the high was 55. our average high is 72. more like november than october. we still see clouds around. most consistent rain is up to the north and west. i'll show you that in a minute. 53 downtown. a little bit of light rain at national. dew point in the 40s and winds out of the north, northeast at 8. and that will continue tonight and tomorrow and that's going to keep the low clouds in place for a while across much of the metro area, even through tomorrow afternoon. all right, here's where most of the light rain can be found. some of it is entering loudoun county and if you go up 270 at northern month good manically county, some light rain as well. we showed you earlier, i just tweeted this. we had some snow. we had a couple snow flakes reported in tucker county in wes
fall for the scam? the messages look like they're coming from the government accusing users of things like child pornography. >> it frightens people and preys on their fear. >> in retrospect, the amount of grief this will cause us would have been well worth the ransom but that wasn't the approach we took. >> reporter: steve never did pay the ransom nor degette his data back, -- did he get his data back, even after taking his computer to some of the best experts in the industry. if. >> if you think you've been a victim of ransom ware, you'll need to reach out for assistance. the f.b.i. warns even if you're successful in unlocking your computer, the ransom ware could remain on the system and could steal personal information opening you up to new risks. back to you. >>> good morning. i'm jacqueline brown woody. very survived breast cancer for 19 and a half years. buddy check 9 has been an encouragement and opportunity and a blessing to me. 19 years ago when i was diagnosed and had the opportunity to share my story with others, it in turn became an opportunity for others to learn more abo
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